Selvedge / Selvage / Self-edge
The authentic term that is used for the edge of the denim fabric that is usually decorated with a colored thread. It prevents the end of the denim from ravelling and gives the jeans a clean, properly finished look. The color varies, according to the brand and producer. Vintage Levi’s for example used to have an all-white strip (plain) and later had a single redline selvedge, Wrangler used a yellow or gold and Lee often a plain white or green type.
How do you wear your selvage jeans?
Check out this worn-out ‘Eat Dust’ denim jacket. Jacket is worn by Leon van Bloem, working at VIF Jeans store in Holland. Jacket is worn for almost 2 years without washing. Go for the next 2 years Leon!
- Owner: Leon van Bloem. Working at Vif Jeans Store in Rijssen, Holland (www.vifjeans.nl)
- Brand: Eat Dust jacket 673, 13.25oz double ring Japanese blue selvage
- Age: 1.5 – 2 years
- Treatment: No wash
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Last June the second edition of Denim Boulevard was held in Milan -Italy. Also this year the program was amazing: ‘Mood denim boulevard’ by Matt Hind and Nick Clements – Men’s File, museum ‘My Archive’ by Antonio Di Battista, book presentation ‘Details’ – A life with denim by Piero Turk, ‘Product Chain’ by Berto Industria Tessile, ‘Focus accessories’ by Spring ’85 and ’Focus finishings’ by Martelli Lavorazioni Tessili and Wash Italia. Check the video here below for an impression.
Very nice vintage Rolex Submarnier from 1967. Love the brown colour!
For sale here at Steiner Maastricht: http://steinermaastricht.nl
After a short holiday break I am back on (train) track! Ready for a new year full of denim treasures and other great authentic products. Let’s go!
(denim train tracks)
Thanks for all the support last year, we are back within two weeks. Now out for a summer break!
Thanks everyone for visiting our Butts and Shoulders booth during the fashion fair Modefabriek Amsterdam. It was great to hear all those enthusiastic reactions! Till the next one.
Always good to see Swiss denim freak Ruedi Karrer. Ruedi has a really large denim collection, almost 12.000 items. His biggest love is raw denim and especially green cast fabrics. Great that you were at Modefabriek Amsterdam. Till next time!
Just back from two great days at the Modefabriek, Dutch fashion fair in Amsterdam. I organised a ‘Blueprint Denim Tour’ for retailers to show them all the ins and outs from the blue denim exhibitors in the Blueprint area. Every brand could show some highlights from their latest collection and shared some interesting blue stories. It was a nice ride! Bravo to the Modefabriek crew for the set-up from this edition, nice job. Below my Long John advertising in the Modefabriek fair catalogue.
We just added some new fresh ’Butts and Shoulders’ products in our webshop. Handmade bracelets for men and women. All made in Holland from natural vegetable tanned leather. Every bracelet comes in a hand stamped small cotton bag. These bracelets will age very nice over time. Check them out in the webshop section from our ‘Butts and Shoulders’ website.
Available here: www.buttsandshoulders.com/shop
Another Buddy Lee from my private collection. Buddy Lee, the best denim doll in town!
Frank Beckmann bought last week a fresh Long John Mr. Hope t-shirt and is wearing it with pride. Thanks and enjoy!
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Come and visit us this weekend at our ‘Butts and Shoulders’ booth at the Dutch fashion fair Modefabriek and check out our new fresh products. See you there!